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Title: Madison County carrier
Portion of title: Carrier
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tommy Greene
Place of Publication: Madison Fla
Publication Date: 07-11-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Aug. 5, 1964.
General Note: Co-publisher: Mary Ellen Greene.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 32, no. 15 (Nov. 22, 1995).
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Madison County's Award-Winning Newspaper


2 Sections, 22 Pages
Around Madison 4-5 Obituaries 4A
Path Of Faith B Section Legals 9A
Classifieds 8A From Page One 3A
Health 7A Business Card Directory 9A


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Greene Publishing,
Inc. has obtained a copy of
the Division of Elections'
observations and findings
'pL in the 1Madison County Su-
Spervisor of Elections Office,
November 2011-December
2011. Belowu is the text of
the official findings. A copy
of the findings is on file in
our office, as well as there
being PDFs of it on our
wuebsite at www~.greenepub-
lishing.com and images of
it on our Facebook page.
Background
Ms. Jada Williams


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at its widest point.


was elected to the office of Madison Supervisor of
Elections in November 2006 and subsequently took
office in January 2007 and was re-elected in 2008.
On November 1,2011, Governor Rick Scott
signed Executive Order 11-216, suspending Supervi-
sor Williams due to alleged violations of law relat-
ing to malfeasance, misfeasance, or neglect of duty.
On this same date, Mr. Tommy Reeves, Madison
County Attorney sent an email to Secretary of State
Kurt Browning requesting guidance and assistance
pertaining to the operations of the supervisor of
elections office.
On November 2, 2011, pursuant to authority un-
der s. 101.58, Florida Statutes, Gisela Salas, Division
of Elections Director contacted the Madison County
Supervisor of Elections' Office and spoke to Ms.
Kaomi Ghent, Deputy Supervisor of Elections. Dur-
ing this call, contact information was exchanged. It
was also established that there was not an election
calendar in place to provide staff with information
pertaining to task deadlines associated with the up-
coming Presidential Preference Election.
Please see Audit on Page 3A


School Board



Admems-tra-tors

BaPrOS and

Willliams
By Lynette Norris
Greene Publishing, Inc.
During the public input segment of the July 3
school board meeting, Cheryl Clemons of the Madi-
son NAACP was the first to address the Madison
County School Board regarding the fate of school
administrators Valencia Barnes (Assistant Princi-
pal, Madison County Central School) and Ronnie
Williams (Principal, Madison Excel School).
Barnes had been suspended following an inci-
dent on a school field trip. Apparently, from the re-
marks of those present at the meeting, several
children had been left unattended at some point dur-
ing the field trip; how many children, their ages or
how long they were left unattended was not speci-
fled, but a grievance had been filed against her. It
was not stated who had filed the grievance.
Williams had been suspended earlier in the
school year after charges were filed against him fol-
lowing an out-of-state traffic stop. The charges were
later dropped and the school board voted to reinstate
him with full back pay.
However, neither Williams nor Barnes were on
the list of personnel recommended for contract re-
newal for the 2012-2013 school year, a list that school
board had already voted to approve at their June 19
meeting. At that time, the school board had indicat-
ed a wish to further review the grievance against
Barnes that had just come into the district office mo-
ments before the school board meeting. Board mem-
bers did not get copies of it until that meeting was in
session.
"I have been chosen to speak for a group of con-
cerned citizens," said Clemons, indicating the ca-
pacity audience that filled the room behind her. The
African-American community of Madison was very
upset about some of the board's decisions regarding
teachers and students of color, she told the board
members, adding that it seemed that special interest
groups usually had the upper hand in gaining the at-
tention of the school board and other officials.
"Well, WE are a 'special interest group,'" she
said. "Take us seriously."
Please see School Board on Page 3A


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By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Tropical Storm Debby put at least one Madison
County family out of a home recently
At the home of Jimmy and Linda Kent, there is
a crack in the home's foundation and six sinkholes,
including a huge one.
As one walks around the property, they cannot
be sure of their footing. Even dogs walk with care,
as noted when the Kents' Great Dane took a tenta-


tive step then stepped back so that he would not fall
in the gaping 23 %/ foot sinkhole.
Jimmy Kent said geologists had come to exam-
ine the soil and the sinkholes. Water, which was
muddied, was sent to be tested.
The Kents and their children are having to stay
at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park right now while they
wait for things to be fixed, sinkholes to be filled and
to see if their home is deemed fit to live in or if the
home will be condemned.


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report, on Friday, June Alice Brown and Robert
29, officers of the Madi- Noah-Michael Moral.
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Robert Moral
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Marion St. in reference altercation complaint, smell of burnt marijua
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By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The deadline for questionnaires being returned
for the special upcoming elections issue has been set
for Monday, July 23.
On Wednesday, August 1, The Madison County
Carrier will publish a special section entitled "Meet
the Candidates." In preparation for this informative
section, Greene Publishing, Inc. has questions for
each candidate.


Each candidate is asked to email Jacob Bembry
(Jacob@greenepublishing. com) for copies of the
questions for the race. Each candidate's answers
will appear exactly as he or she has answered them
in the "Meet the Candidates" section.
In addition, candidates can also purchase ads
for the special section,
If anyone has questions about this special elec-
tion issue, please email them to Jacob@greenepub-
lishing.com.


Wed. July 11, 2012


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Division of Elections
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Mlary Ellen Greene
Columnist


I have been thinking a long time
about going back to writing a column
each week. My daughter, Emerald,
suggested it, since I haven't done so in
many years i!!!
One of my columns that I wrote
way back in 2008 was titled:
"IT MATTERS i!!!!


Along the coast of the vast At-
lantic Ocean, there lived an old man.
Each day when the tide went out, he
would make his way along the beach
for miles.
Another man, who hived not far
away, would occasionally watch as he
vanished into the distance and later
noticed that he had returned.
The neighbor also noticed that, as
he walked, the old man would often
stoop down to lift something from the
sand, and then toss it away into the
water.
One day, when the old man went
down to the beach, this neighbor fol-
lowed to satisfy his curiosity and sure


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laundering." Politi-
cians hire more gov-
ernment workers with
taxpayer money. The
new government work-
ers are forced to join a
union that collects
their dues. The union
bankrolls the politi-
cian in the next election
... and the cycle contin-

--The Republican
"bench" for the vice
presidential nomina-
tion and potential cabi-
net posts is very deep
with bright, young and
competent governors,
senators and congress-
men. I've had my mon-
ey on Marco Rubio for
more than a year, but
there are plenty of oth-
er good choices: Ryan,
Daniels, McDonnell, Jeb
Bush, Christie, Pawlen-
ty, Portman, etc.
Inquiring minds
want to know: I see that
the Madison Library
needs a new roof.
Would some construc-
tion engineer please ex-
plain to me why you
would ever construct a
flat roof, particularly in
an area that sees 50
inches of rainfall in an
average year????
The highest state in-
come tax per capital is in
New York and Connecti-
cut. Any surprise why
they're losing popula-
tion?
Have you heard
about the Obama Gift
Registry? For your wed-
ding, birthday or an-
niversary, ask your
guests to send a contri-
bution to the president's
reelection campaign in-
stead of bringing a gift.
If you're lucky, he'll
send a thank you note.
Every now and
then, someone (many
times a stranger) will
tell me that they regu-
ladly read my Wednes-
day column and
appreciate what I have
to say. It truly humbles
me. I'm grateful for my
readers and I'm happy
for the opportunity to
inform and influence
their way of thinking.
That's why I write.
Late breaking news:
A11 17 states that elected
Republican governors
in 2010 saw their unem-
ployment rate drop
faster than the national
average. Coincidence or
correlation?


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Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Editor's note:
"Stray Vectors" is the
author's byline for ran-
dom thoughts on the
passing scene.
During Obama's
presidency, welfare
spending is up 41 per-
cent. More and more
people becoming more
and more dependent on
their government.
Everyday, we become
more like Greece. When
will it stop? Who will
stop it?
I have an answer to
the problem of duplica-
tive government pro-
grams, like the 47
different jobs training
programs spread across
nine federal agencies.
What are their results
or "measures of merit?"
If the results are poor
or non-existent, shut
'em down. That's how
private sector business
works where competi-
tion selects winners and
losers.
Somewhere, some-
how I once considered
"the meaning of life" on
earth and came up with
this: "The meaning of
life is to learn and to
teach. When you have
learned all there is to
learn and taught every-
one what you know,
then your life's work is
done." In the meantime,
get busy; there's work to
be done.
New York liberal
Senator Chuck
Schumer is outraged
that Facebook co-
founder Eduardo
Saverin is renouncing
his American citizen-
ship to protect new-
found wealth. Schumer
is proposing a new tax
to punish this type of
activity. What he
should be asking is
"why" Saverin is leav-
ing and what can be
done to change his
mind.
Is the Wisconsin re-
call election the nadir
for public sector
unions? Government
unions are a modern-
day civil war pitting
neighbor against neigh-
bor. Collective bargain-
ing is illegal for federal


workers, so why is it
permitted for state and
local unions?
Speaking of Wis-
consin, one of Governor
Walker's reforms was to
stop automatically de-
ducting union dues
from state worker pay-
checks. The result is
that union membership
is dropping like a rock.
In a year's time, mem-
bership in AFSCME has
dropped by more than
50 percent. When work-
ers have a choice,
they're choosing not to
join. Do you blame 'em?
Unions are opposed to
member choice.
The Obama cam-
paign is criticizing Mitt
Romney's record while
he was the CEO of Bain
Capital, saying that he
only cared about mak-
ing profits, not creating
jobs. So by comparison,
how's Obama doing
with public equity in-
vesting in bankrupt
firms (and ideas) like
Solyndra? At least Rom-
ney was using private
rather than taxpayer
money. I'm willing to
bet that Romney's track
record at Bain (80 per-
cent success) is alot bet-
ter than Obama's.
Let's make sure we
understand something
about job creation. Jobs
follow business expan-
sion, economic growth,
market share and prof-
its. That's why jobs are
referred to as a "lagging
economic indicator."
No entrepreneur enters
business or expands to
"create jobs." Instead,
they go into business to
create more products
and become more prof-
itable. When this hap-
pens, they begin to hire.
Obama doesn't under-
stand this. Why should
he he has zero busi-
ness experience.
The way things are
looking, I'd rather have
my 1950s baseball card
collection that my
Mother threw away
than a hundred shares
of Facebook. Sorry
Mom; I still love 'ya.
Here's a little lesson
in "political money


enough, as he watched, the old man
bent down and gently lifted something
from the sand, and threw it into the
ocean.
By the time the old man made his
next stop, the neighbor had come near
enough to see that he was picking up a
starfish which had been stranded by
the retreating tide and would, of
course, die of dehydration before the
tide returned.
As the old man turned to return it
to the ocean, the neighbor called out
with a degree of mockery in his voice,
"Hey, old timer !!! What are you doing?
This beach goes on for hundreds of
miles, and thousands of starfish get
washed up every day!!! Surely you
don't think that throwing a few back is
going to matter."
The old man listened and
paused for a moment, then held the
starfish in his hand out toward his
neighbor.
"It matters to this one," he said.
"Nuff said......Bye for now.....See
'ya !!!!!! "


Dean Barry Morphonios
645 N.E. Costmary Way
Madison, Fl 32340
(386) 209-0717

Best Western Hotel
EO. Box 692
Madison, Fl32341

Re: Brian and Kimberly Long's stay
at your hotel June 6, 2012

Dear Best Western Manager,
My daughter and son-in-law recent-
ly traveled from Broken Arrow, Okla-
homa, for to visit with us in Madison.
We made reservations for them to stay at
your hotel and I am writing today to say
"Thank you!"
My daughter could not stop talking
about what wonderful stay they had at
your hotel. She kept saying "how nice


the people were in Madison" and I could-
n't help to think what ambassadors you
are for those whose only impression of
our little Southern town is often what
they experience at an establishment
such as yours.
The accommodations were excel-
lent! Kimberly said, it was the best they
had on their vacation and they had
stayed in hotels in Destin and Tallahas-
see-
I cannot thank you enough for all
that you did to make my daughter's visit
a special one. God Bless you and your es-
tablishment!

SincerelM
Dean Barry Morphonios

Copy: Greene Publishing,
Letter to the Editor


Dear Editor,
Over the recent years we have seen
an increasing number of attacks on the
Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitu-
tion, the right to bear arms. The attack
has renewed with vigor the questioning
of Florida's Stand Your Ground law
and the U. S. Senate's consideration of
the Law of the Sea Treaty We must be
vigilant in defending this right and in
educating succeeding generations
about its importance. Gun ownership
and its use is one of the most basic of
rights we have. Guns are used and en-
joyed by milions of law abiding Amer-
icans for hunting, in competitions as
well as personal protection. The Sec-
ond Amendment speaks to one of the ba-
sic principles of being an American,
personal responsibility We believe that
it is our personal responsibility to pro-
tect ourselves and our families. While
we may delegate a portion of that re-
sponsibility to our governments
through law enforcement and military;


we believe that the ultimate and final
responsibility lies with the individ-
ual. That I believe was the intent of
those who crafted and passed the Sec-
ond Amendment. They recognized that
government is not the answer to all
problems and when a government fails
to fulfill the duties delegated to it; we
must be prepared to reclaim those du-
ties. Our personal defense is a responsi-
bility that we cannot and should not
completely absolve ourselves. It is a re-
sponsibility that if we intend to fulfill
requires us to bear arms. If we surren-
der our arms we also surrender the
right to defend ourselves and our fami-
lies. Therefore it is incumbent on us all
to stand up to the Eric Holders and oth-
ers of the left who claim that the second
amendment does not protect the rights
of individuals to own guns. That is pre-
cisely what our forefathers intended to
protect and will continue to defend.
Sincerely
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3. TInere were no aocumentea once poney ana proce-
dures manuals in place.
2. Security
a. Storage room was not secure. It was kept opened and
ac es iblse to ste f and public.s Tis ioange Rotomi sas also

Registration Forms, Precinct equipment, Records (including
archival materials), make-up, food, drinks, plastics, and bro-
ken glass. During the period preceding elections, unvoted
Absentee Ballots were also stored and disseminated from
this unsecured room.
b. The GEMS Server Room was not locked and consid-
ered an open access area of the office. The room was not
functional and in complete disarray The GEMS Server Room
also mecluded a workstation for staff with printer, shredder'
voting equipment, file cabinets, absentee ballot envelopes, of-
fice supply storage, food supplies (napkins, table cloths, pa-
per plates, forks, etc.) cleaning supplies, and a refrigerator.
c. Security Procedures had not been updated smece 2008
and were evidently not adhered to. Each Supervisor of Elec-
tions is required to provide written procedures for assuring
accuracy and security, including procedures relating to s.
101.657, ES. (early voting) and to submit them to the Division
of Elections for review. Any revisions must be submitted at
least 45 days before early voting in the election in which they
are to take effect. Sees. 101.015(4), ES. .
3. Records Management Accountmng.
a. Numerous unpaid invoices were found throughout
the SOE's office including bags underneath the SOE's desk'
on top of work table, and in between documents and corre-
spondence. .
b. There was no apparent accounting system mn place. c.
There was no apparent filing system in place. d. Personal and
professional items were commingled. Church materials'
makeup, and unopened and partially opened food and drinks
were found throughout SOE's personal office and in the Stor-
age Room intermixed with official elections office materials.
e. Boxes mn the storage room from previous elections
contained an assortment of materials from Election Day
polling place, and early voting site including precinct regis-
ters, unused ballots, address changes, memory cards, mark-
ers, notices, absentee ballot requests, absentee ballot
envelopes, etc. f. No records management system was in
place. Unused ballots from elections dating back to 2008 were
found in the offce.
Additionally no log of offce records could be located.
4. Staff Training. .
a. Staff members stated that they were limited mn their
ability to what they could do on the voter registration system
due to permissions. Additionally staff had not received
training on the many functions of the VR Focus system. Due
to lack of FVRS permissions, staff was unable to even create
an election mn the system.
b. Staff was only aware of how to enter voter registra-
tions in the VR Focus system. Each supervisor is required to
ensure that any voter registration system used complies
with the specifications and procedures established by rule
and the FVRS. See s. 98.015(11),ES.
c. Staff was not aware of list maintenance procedures
under sections 98.065, and
98.075, ES. For example, staff was unaware of felon
process and procedures. There were 23 aged felon files that
were in need of processing. There was no centralized file
where felon information could be located. Some letters were
found from voters requesting administrative hearings but no
record of scheduled hearings or follow-up with the voter file
was found. Additionally, no record of publication notice was
found. However, envelopes that were undeliverable were
found. By state law (s. 98.075(7), ES.), the Supervisor of Elec-
tions is required to process felon files identified by the State,
and those for which she receives information that a regis-
tered voter is ineligible. Each supervisor shall ensure all reg-
istration and list maintenance procedures conducted by
such supervisor are in compliance with rule, state law and
federal law. See s. 98.015(10), ES.
d Staff did not have a schedule of statutorily required
dates for SOE Offce operations. The Florida Election Code
contains a number of very important deadlines that are com-
piled and posted on the Division of Elections' website as well
as sent to the Supervisors every general election cycle to as-
sist in meeting statutory deadlines. See Florida DOS 2011-
2012 Election Dates to Remember.
e. Staff was not even aware of or familiar with the in-
formation available on the Division of Elections website and
its own SOE website. 1. A calendar of events governing req-
uisite election processes was created to assist the Madison
County Supervisor of Elections for the upcoming 2012 Presi-
dential Preference Primary Election. In the weeks preceding
the election until a new Supervisor of Elections was ap-
pointed, both technical, organizational and staff assistance
was provided to facilitate the transition and the conduct of
the election.

Earnest Rains stated that there was a need for black admin-
istrators at predominantly black schools, because "you get a
black administrator in there and you know he knows something
because he has to know four or five times as much to do the job."
Rains then presented a petition signed by approximately 500
people on behalf of Barnes and Williams. However, it turned out
to be unnecessary for Barnes; the board had already voted to re-
new her contract under the 'personnel changes' portion of the
agenda. No one realized it at the time, because Barnes' contract
had been included with a list of other faculty and staff changes
for approval, and Barnes not been mentioned by name.
Rains then told the board that the petition was stil in effect
as a show of community support for Williams, even though the
district was already in a new contract year for 2012-2013.


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continued from P ge 1A
On November 2, 2011 a Conference Call was held with
Tom Reeves, Madison County Attorney, Alien Cherry, Coun-
ty Coordinator, Kaomi Ghent, Deputy Supervisor of Elec-
tions, Alfreda Martin, Deputy Supervisor of Elections,
Gisela Salas, Division of Elections, Director, Jennifer
Kennedy, Assistant Secretary of State, John Boynton,
Deputy Secretary of State, and Kurt Browning, Secretary of
State. During this call, the Department of State assured the
Madison County team assurance that they would be sup-
ported and provided with the necessary guidance to ensure a
smooth transition and successful Presidential Preference
Primary The Division provided the Madison Supervisor of
Elections' staff with a calendar of events and task. Addi-
tionally, payroll, payment of buls, relationships with the ven-
dors (Dominion, Inc. voting system, and VR Systems -voter
registration system), and the appointment of an interim su-
pervisor of elections were discussed. It was agreed that Di-
vision of Elections staff would visit the Madison Supervisor
of Elections office to assess the operations and provide nec-
essary guidance. Further communications and conference
calls would be scheduled,
On November 14, 2011, Gisela Salas and Toshia Brown,
Division of Elections, visited the Madison County Supervi-
sor's Office. Present were: Full-time staff. Alfreda Martin,
Kaomi Ghent and Part-time staff. Dorothy Alexander. The of-
fice appeared to be in disarray although there was evidence
that the staff had been attempting to organize papers, boxes,
and file cabinets. Full-time staff members were interviewed
individually by Division of Elections staff.
On this same date, a second conference call was con-
ducted between the Madison County Attorney County Coor-
dinator, Division of Elections staff, and the Secretary of
State's Office. The task checklist of elections processes for
Presidential Preference Primary was reviewed along with
staff roles.
Findings and Observations
During the Division of Elections staff visits to the Madi-
son County Supervisor of Elections Office, the following ob-
servations and findings were found:
1. Office Management and Leadership.
a. Supervisor Williams had exclusive managerial con-
trol. She apparently did not delegate any responsibilities or
provide cross-training or have in succession plan in place in
her absence or in the event she was unable to perform her
duties or in her. Supervisor had a duty to select and appoint
as many deputy supervisors as are necessary to perform the
duties of the offce. See s. 98.015(8), ES.
b. Staff had no access to Ms. Williams' computer files.
c. Staff had no access to the Madison County SOE Web-
site since the website account was in Ms. Williams' name and
they did not have passwords.
d. Staff was unable to generate a list of absent military
and overseas voters. There was no notification letter to these
voters on file. By state law (s. 101.62(4)(a), ES., and s. 578 0f the
Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act, absent
stateside and overseas military and U.S. civilian voters must
be sent ballots no later than 45 days before each election.
e. There was lack of visible and integral organization.
For example, absentee ballot inner, outer, and overseas en-
velopes were located throughout the office in 3 separate loca-
tions. Outdated ballot envelopes were also found. By state
law, absentee ballots and envelopes sent to absent stateside,
overseas voters (military and civilian), and U.S. citizens, are
distmect including the timeline for mailing, ballot instruc-
tions, and oaths. See ss. 101.62(4), 101.64, 101.65, 101.6921,
101.6923, ES.
f. Unused ballots were found for major elections as far
back 2008. Shortly after each election, a Supervisor of Elec-
tions is required notify the Division of Elections of his or
her request to dispose of these materials. The purpose for
this short retention period after each election is to ensure
that these materials are not used for other purposes or con-
fused with most current election materials. The Division of
Elections had no record of any such notice or request since
before 2008. See s. 101.545, ES.
g. In general, the supervisor of elections' offce had the
appearance of being unkempt and disorganized. The Super-
visors' personal offce space was chaotic and included vari-
ous unopened letters addressed to the SOE from the Division
of Elections and Commission on Ethics.
h. Staff was not provided updated copies of the Florida
Election Code publication or
other election law materials.
i. Materials for candidate qualifying at the front counter
were out-of-date.



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"It seems as if we are being disregarded as a people," she
added. "You're getting money for our children and our children
have the same rights as everyone else...(yet) our children are
falling through the cracks."
If drastic decisions were made by the board, Clemons added,
then "we will take our children out and educate them ourselves."
Not a threat, she added, but a promise. There were churches that
could offer classroom space and retired educators in the commu-
nity who would be willing to get recertified, a solution that would
be preferable to "Jim Crow two-point-oh."
"We want to work with you," she concluded, in asking that
the board consider carefully any decisions that it made. "But you
have to work with us.
Matilda Thomas spoke next, stating that she was "100 per
cent with her (Clemons). I am concerned about the two people
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2. Dominion, Inc. (the voting systems vendor) and VR
Systems (the local registration system vendor) were notified
of the Executive Order and transition.
3. VR Systems was notified of the need for Staff access
and training so that voter registration functions (including
verification and matches for the felon process, printing voter
cards, incomplete letters, etc.), creation of elections, and poll
worker functions could proceed.
Ori November 8, 2012, Mihdy Perkins, Customer Sup-
port Manager, met with Madison staff:
Alfreda, Kaomi, and Dorothy She reported the follow-

bnt*Staf hadoexistin 'Adnun" permissions in VR Focus,
unaware of access.
*Staff was trained and able to perform daily and week-
ly functions:
*Processing applications, suspended applications, un-
verified voters, etc.
Printing voter cards, incomplete letters, etc.
Staff were organizing their felon packets and making
sure that all of the necessary information pertaining to a
match was in the same file. This work was ongoing.
*Confirmed that city elections were created on the sys-
tem in preparation for two city elections scheduled on March
13th in the cities of Greenville and Madison.
*Staff was working to identify the precinct split for a
street. There were a few streets that needed to be entered into
Voter Focus. Further coordination with the Property Ap-
praiser's office wil be required to ensure that all streets are
properly identified.
*Staff was given all necessary user permissions to use
all of the Voter Focus functions.
*Staff was shown how to use the Sandbox database
which is separate from their live database and to allow them
to practice processes.
VR Systems' action items included:
Training on Pollworker module
Training with Madison staff regarding election setup:
ballot style assignments, printing precinct, registers, etc.
*All training listed above was accomplished the week of
November 11'th, 2011.
4. Mr. Jim Crozier, Department of State, Systems Secu-
rity Analysis, was notified of the need to reset passwords for
the FVRS System and enable permissions that will allow for
creation of elections in the system. Mr. Crozier was in con-
tact with Mr. Bil Cummings, Computer Support, AEGIS
(computer support vendor). Mr. Cummings made arrange-
ments to visit Madison County to assist in staff transitions.
Jim Crozier addressed all protocols related with FVRS per-
missions.
5. Staff was asked to follow up and update numerous
voters' change of addresses found in storage room from pre-
vious elections, as well as other forms to ensure that voter
records were up to date.
6. On December 8, 2011, the Governor appointed Tom-
my Hardee as Supervisor of Elections for Madison Coun-
ty. Upon his appointment, on December 12, 2011, Gisela
Salas met with the newly appointed Supervisor of Elec-
tions, to discuss the findings, recommended actions to
take to ensure the security and the integrity of the elec-
tion process, voter registration and the voting systems,
and to provide current guidance and Florida election law
materials.
7. On December 16, 2011, Gisela Salas attended a meet-
ing held at the Madison Supervisor of Elections Office
with Craig Riley, Florida Department of Law Enforce-
ment, Teresa Gustafson, Federal Bureau of Investigation,
and Tommy Hardee, Supervisor of Elections. Dr. Salas
provided an overview of the observations made by the Di-
vision of Elections during the November visits to the of-
fice. Additionally, recommendations made to Mr. Tommy
Hardee, Supervisor of Elections were reviewed.
Summary
Ms. Williams' ability to perform her tasks as mandat-
ed by the Florida Constitution and Florida Statute are in
question. Her apparent lack of knowledge of federal and
state election laws, public records retention laws, and ba-
sic management principles are reflected in the way that
she managed her office. Her autocratic leadership style
made her staff highly ineffective in her absence.
Additionally, her failure to carry out the responsibili-
ties associated with her position was evident in the lack of
existing procedures within the office, lack of security, lack
of accountability, and disorganization throughout the
workplace in the supervisor of elections office


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Under bright, sunny skies, EMS Director Tom Cisco, Kiwanis Club President
Lucile Day and Public health Preparedness Coordinator Howell Batts stand be-
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By Lynette Norris
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Two days after Tropical Storm
Debby blew through Madison County,
Madison's EMS Director Tom Cisco,
and Howell Batts, Public Health Pre-
paredness Coordinator for both the
Madison and Jefferson County Health
Departments, visited the Kiwanis
Club to talk about storm readiness and
how Debby had affected Madison
County.
"Fortunately, Debby was mostly a
rain event (for Madison)," said Cisco.
Heavy rains of an inch or more is
when trees start falling, he told the au-
dience, and if there had been sus-
tained winds of 50-plus miles per hour,
there would have been many more
trees down all over the county. Equal-
ly fortunate was the fact that the sur-
rounding rivers were so low due to the
recent drought that they stayed within
their banks. This time.
With four named storms before
July 1, the records have already been
broken. Never in the recorded history
of hurricane season has there been
four named storms by that date. If the
wave coming off the coast of Africa
succeeds in forming named storm
Ernesto by Saturday, it will raise the
total to five.
However, "all I worry about is that
one hurricane," he said. "The one
that's going to hit us."
In preparedness for that one hur-
ricane, Cisco took the club members
outside to see some of the equipment
he has on hand to deal with emergen-
cies. The Mass Casualty Trailer is an
idea he brought with him from Ohio,
a trailer that contains everything
needed, from backboards to high-
powered portable lights, for dealing
with a large number of victims in
one place; it could be from a bus acci-
dent or a building collapsing during a
storm.
The Mobile Rehab Unit is a refur-
bished bus donated by Big Bend Tran-
sit and transformed into a relief
station for emergency crews working


long hours at a disaster site. It pro-
vides functioning bathroom facilities
in the back and benches up front
where workers can stop and rest when
they need to, away from sweltering
heat, pouring rain, or freezing cold as
the case may be.
Debby also showed the EMS team
where they still need a little work; for
instance, there was a shortage of
street barricades, something they will
work very hard to rectify before the
next storm. Another surprise Debby
had up her sleeve was driving the rain
against the cinderblock walls of the
EMS station and soaking right
through them (and the EMS Station
wasn't the only building thus affected,
according to several Kiwanis mem-
bers). Once the walls are professional-
ly dried, from the inside out, they will
be coated with waterproof masonry
paint.
For staying tuned to weather in-
formation during a storm, have a bat-
tery powered NOAA Weather Alert
radio on hand and plenty of fresh bat-
teries. Cisco also told the crowd that
in the even of a storm emergency, the
local WAMF radio station will allow
him to take over, broadcasting storm
information and updates.
The time to prepare is before there
is a storm looming on the horizon, and
it is vital to be ready to evacuate as
soon as possible should you need to,
before the few main roads out of Madi-
son are clogged with traffic.
If you have friends and/or elderly
relatives without transportation of
their own, make sure your plans in-
clude them, along with any supplies
they will need. Kiwanis Club Presi-
dent, Lucile Day, mentioned that sev-
eral residents in Greenville fall into
that category, and would need friends
to come pick them up in the event of
an evacuation order.
For more information on storm
readiness and preparing hurricane
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On the last day of the 4-H Beginning Sewing Day Camp, the students model
their completed projects: aprons with matching oven mitts. The two children
standing in the very front and near the center are Tabitha Anderson and Louis
Anderson. Second row, starting just to the left of the flag are: Kylie Andrews,
Jayden Gore, Katie Mays, Summer Roberts, Amber Bass, Mackenzie Singletary
and Olivia Graham. Third row, left to right, are: volunteer Darlene Burnett, 4-H
teen leader Teagan Dunn, and workforce development student Kneyatta Thomp-
son.


By Lynette Norris
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"They haven't shut us down yet!"
Diann Douglas of the Madison County
Extension Office said with a smile, as
she and 4-H Agent Becky Bennett
helped several young sewing students
with their projects while they learned
basic sewing skills. The Beginning
Sewing Class is one of several short
day camps covering different topics
for young students interested in learn-
ing a variety of different skills during
the summer months, and the stormy
weather had proven no deterrent. In
spite of the gray skies and intense
rain from Tropical Storm Debby, Tues-
day morning at the Madison County
Extension Office had great attendance
for the class, where the sewing project


was chef's aprons. Some students
worked at sewing machines, others
were doing the hand sewing part of
their projects, while still others gath-
ered around Ms. Douglas as she in-
spected their work and helped them
iron their seams flat.
In another corner, where the bad
weather could be seen just outside a
plate glass door, Ms. Bennett was
helping some of the students with
beadwork projects and ribbon neck-
laces.
Just before noon hour, when class
was over, Douglas reminded the stu-
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area around their sewing machines
and leave their work areas neat.
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(NAPS)--Enjoying garden-fresh
fruits and vegetables can help you
look and feel good, especially once you
learn how to dress them up as mouth-
watering sensations. Making your
own dressings is easy and pays off in
terms of both taste and nutrition.
"Take advantage of farmers mar-
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advantages of homemade dressings.
Each recipe can be prepared in just 10
to 15 minutes and is made with canola
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cooking oils. Recipes include:
*Zucchini, Squash and Grape
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*Mixed Berry, Cucumber and
Mint Salad with Lime Dressing
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Spinach Salad with Seared
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1 Tbsp canola oil
1 bunch bok choy, rinsed well and
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1/3 cup chopped whole green


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serve.
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cup bok choy mixture, 1 cup spinach.
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cloves garlic, minced
tsp minced fresh ginger
Tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
tsp freshly ground black pepper
Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
cups fresh baby spinach leaves


In large skillet, heat canola oil over
medium-high heat. Add bok choy, green
onions, garlic and ginger and cook 2-3
minutes or until bok choy is tender-
crisp. Add soy sauce and pepper, stir to


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SLATED FOR
LE E
Wellness for Seniors Fair
2012 is an exciting health adven-
ture planned for Tuesday, July
17, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
Lee City Hall. Presenters for the
afternoon include: Lynn Bannis-
ter from U.S. Senator Bill Nel-
son's Office, Debbie Gates of
Amedisys and Shawn Hamm of
Tri-County Family Health Care.
Door prizes, gift certificates
and a healthy lunch are part of
the day at the Wellness for Se-
niors Fair. Seniors age 60 and
over will be able to ask ques-
tions about local programs and
services provided to them by the
Senior Citizens Council of
Madison County, Inc.
For more information, con-
tact Angie Cisco, OAA Coordi-
nator at (850) 973-4241.
This outreach to the Lee
community is free and available
to the public.


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I ama retired nurse; and
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with the elderly. If you can
use me, I am available
for any shift. Excellent
references. 464-7276 (Cell)
run, nic
Piano lessons are bein
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are beginners or veteran
players who wish to build or
polish their skills. Lessons
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information, call
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Estate Sale July 13-14
8 am-3pm
289 Candlestick Trail,
Lee FL. Furniture and
household goods
256-390-6317.

7/11,pd



Fo Sl
1997 Lincoln Town Car
In good condition. '
Call (850)-973-3917

7/4, pd

131,000 miles. Great
condition, no rips or stains
on interior. Regularly
serviced, runs great.
$5,000 obo.
Call 706-232-4673.
7/11-rn,n/c


Call (850)-464-2239.
6/27 rmn, n/c
Blue Willow China Pieces
s tie n siph sng boxed-
creamer dish, cereal bowl
and cups. $20.00 per box.
Call (850)-464-2022.
7/4 rtn, n/c
Children's Dresses...

Size 4 off white dress, wom
as flower girl dress, lace
work around
bodice, pretty lace work at
bottom, cap sleeves $25
Size 7-8 off white dress
worn as a flower girl dress,
overlay of lace
over entire dress, probably
knee to calf length $25
Size 16 -c phistle ,gpag nt

sequin work across entire
boi a da cs ths,c uttns
cut-out on back, beautiful
gown -$100
Teen dresses.....

Size 14 (child's size 14 but
dress is for a teen division


dress, strapless but with
spaghetti straptshtehatacri~ss

sequins spotted across the
entire gown, built-in
crmnoline absolutely
gorgeous. -$300
(paid over $500 for it)
Call 850-973-3497
and leave message.
3/3, run, n/c


House for Rent
3 BD 1 BA. Total electric.
Appliances included. 221
.SW Arnold Street
in Madison (next to the
ree center.) For more
information call
(850)-973-3917.


Irn
Looking for PT or PTA.
Great salary and benefits.
Please call Jerry Mercer
Physical Therapy.
229-249-9600.
7/4-7/25, c
You Can Be A CNA
QUeSt training offering CNA
prep classes. No GED or HS
diploma required if age 18.
Registered nurse instructor.
Day and evening classes.
386-362-1065.
7/4-7/25, pd
Farm equipment mechanic.
Applicants should have a
steady employment history
and be mechanically
experienced. Skill related
salary starting at $600 per
week. Applicants accepted
between 9 3 weekdays at
Full Circle Diary. 1479 SE
Winquepin St in Lee, Fl.
E-mail resumes
or inquiries to
kwatts @fullcirclediary.com .
si2-rtn~c
Eanted: Part time help
feeding animals (horses and
goats) and cleaning paddock.
Cherry Lake area. Only an
hour or so a day, but very
consistent and would hire
for vacation periods. If
interested, email. Tractor
experience a plus.
TRUST is an absolute.
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2 bedroom, 2 bath frame
house on 3/4 acre lot with 2
out. Building for sale by
owner. Down town Lee, Fl.
386-719-0421. City water.
Tax parcel I.D. # is
03-lS-10-1057-000-000.
$59,000 price firm.
8/3 rtn, n/c
2 bedroom, 1 bath frame
house fully furnished
located at the mouth of the
Suwannee, where the land,
sea and sky meet. Yard has
fruit trees and is fenced.
Tax parcel I.D. # is
191312-3285000K-0030.
Has city water, sewer
and cable available.
386-719-0421.
$68 ,000.
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$15,000. Discounts on
doublewides. Must go.
Call Mitch at
(386)-288-0109.
10/26,rtn~c
Cash me ahflash for lour used

look and make you an offer.
Call Lynn at (386)-365-4774.
10/26, rtn, c
6 acres and 28x.80. 4 BR,
fenced & cross fenced.
Country living at its best.
Call Mitch at
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10/26,rtn, c

doub eidst 1 sndg ides
with or without property.
Call Mitch at
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10/26, rm, c
Mobile home financing
available for everyone. New
and used. Call Mitch and let
M.H.M work for you.
(386)-288-0109.
1oi26, rtn, c




LAND FOR SALE
OWNER FINANCING
ALL LAND IS
HIGH AND DRY
Madison / Lee
*County Camp Rd, 1.8
acres, $9,995 city water.
cleared $1000 down
150/mo
*Cayenne Rd. 10ac
$27,995 rolling hills, woods
$2000 down 250/mo
Cayenne Rd. 3ac $14,995
rolling hills, woods
$1000 down 150/mo
Hwy 90 East 3.8ac
$19,995 wooded $2000
down 200/mo
Hwy 90 East 10ac
$39,995 wooded $3000
down 385/mo
Cactus Rd. 8.5ac $44,995
wooded and fields
$3000 down 425/mo
Pinetta
Oak Hills Rd 5ac $27,995
$2000 down 250/mo
Persimmon Dr. 5ac
$27,995 $2000
down 250/mo
Larger Farms and
Commercial
CALL CHIP BEGGS
850-973-4116.
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5/23 -rtn, c




2 BD Trailer For Rent
869-0916
S21s rtne
1 BD 1 BA on lake.
1 year lease. No pets,
$350 rent/$400 deposit.
(850)-929-4333.
5/2 rtn, c
1 BD apartment with
heating & A/C. Common
porch. Ideal for professional
or retired. Non-smoking.
Adult who enjoys a quiet
country setting. Phone
973-8548 for appointment.
6/27 rtn, n/c
Renovated 2-story,
3BR/2BATH house.

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Madison Heights
Apartments
1,2,3 & 4 bedroom apts.
Section 8 Housing designed
for low income families
150 SW Bumgardner Dr.
Madisn F


Phone 850 7 4290

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Opportunity
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qualified. SCHEV certified.
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$199 Move-In Special!!
1, 2 & 3 BR HC &
non-HC accessible apts
Rental assistance may be
available. HUD vouchers
accepted. Call
850-948-3056. TDD/TTY
711. 192 NWB Greenville
Pointe Trail, Greenville,
FL 32331.
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Rental assistance may be
available. HUD vouchers
accepted. 1, 2, & 3 BR
HC & non-HC accessible
apts. Call 850-973-8582 '
TDD/TTY 711. 315 SW
Lawso~n Cirle,E Mdison'

Ilousing Opportumity.
'In accordance with
federal law and
U.S. Department of
Agriculture policy, this
institution is prohibited
from discrimination on
the basic of race, color,
national origin, age,
disability, religion, sex,
and familial status. (Not
all prohibited hase aply
file a complaint of
discrimination, write
USDA, Director, Office of
Civil Rights, 1400
Independence Avenue,
SW., Washington, D.C.
20250-9410 or call
(800)-795-3272 (voice) or
(202)-720-6382 (TDD.)"
"This institution is an
equal opportunity
provider and employer."
TDD phone number





Cambridge Manor
Apartments
404 Sumatra Avenue
Office 102
"A Community Reserved
For Elderly And Disabled"
1+2 bedroom apartments
handicap+non handicap
HUD vouchers accepted
central heat & air, carpet,
electric stoves and
refrigerators, on site
manager, laundry
facilities and a
community room.
Call (850)-973-3786. TDD
711. Rental Office on site.
Equal housing
opportunity.
"In ROcordance with
federal law and
U.S. Department of
Agriculture policy, this
institution is prohibited
from discrimination on
the basic of race, color,
national origin, age,
disability, religion, sex,
and familial status. (Not
all prohibited bases apply
t0 all programs.) To
file a complaint of
discrimination, write
USDA, Director, Office of
Civil Rights, 1400
Independence Avenue,
SW., Washington, D.C.
20250-9410 or call
(800)-795-3272 (voice) or
(202)-720-6382 (TDD.)"
"This institution is an
equal opportunity

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AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC,
Plaintiff, CASE NO 40-2010 CA-00041i6

^ZNN T. EARNEST; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANN T
RARNEI TC JAN ANYH JGH EL UKO N
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWNJ TO BE. DEAD
OR ALIVE WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTs
IN POSSSSION, Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
(Publish in the Madison County Courier)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated
Ju~~ft L(; 20th entered inCivil Case No.: 40-2010-CA-000416 of the Circuit Court of the Third
Judicial Circuit in and for Madison County, Florida, wherein AURORA LOAN SERVICES. LL.C, Plaintiff, and
ANN T.EARNEST are Defendants.2


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OUBDI IIO NO TAN B INGH HATOFOFOTS 9 AND 00 OF SADRSUBDIYS 215 AND BENG

Q ASOTER HO SECCHEON34, K AS IPB3 NOGRPH R OGE 9HEST MHDSO NOUNY HN ORT 1ST
A/KIA: 3431 NE Cherry Lake Circle, Pinetta, FL., 32350

n70o aea person 1 aming a righ~ to funds rem ining after the Iae yu musa filleaclalii gwth the clerk no taer
only the owner of record as oftlhe date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on JVAAQ L01 Dl
TIM SAoNDES I:; i
CRKOF THE COURT




IN THE CIRCUITFCOOURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIALACIRCUIT
CIVIL ACTON
WACHOVIA MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Paintiff,
CASE NO.: 2008-CA-000473
vs. DIVISION: .
PAMELA D.WILLIAMS, etal,



NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 48
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to aFinal Judgment of Foreclosure dated JWKt 2012, and
entered in Case No. 2008-CA-000473 of the (icuit Court of the Thrd Judicial Circuit in and for Madison County,
Florida in which Wachovia Mortgage Corporation, is the Plaintiff and Pamela D. Williams,, are defendants, I ull sel
to the est and best bidder for cash in/on at the West Front Doorsteps of the Madison County Courthouse, ~84mmett
Range aj~dison, FL 32340, Madison County, Florida at I:00AMon the 3/ day of
Af; ,~l- 20 t he following described property as setforth in sid Final Judgment of
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 21 AND 28, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST,
MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING PARTICUWLARY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 21;
THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1,896.49 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNNG, FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 86 DEGREES 14
MINUTES 42 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 202.22 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES SO
MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 436.07 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 31
MINUTES 01 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 44.85 FEET TO THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF
LAWSON STREET; THENCE SOUTHB 89 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST TO THE
EASTERLY RIGHT OFWAY OF LAWSON STREET, ADISTANCEO 56 FEET TO THE POINT OF
CURVE OF A NION TANGENT CURVE TO THE RIGHT, HAVING A RADIAL DISTANCE OF 508.85
FEET; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG THE ARC, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 25 DEGREES 41
MNINUTES 51 SECONDS ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY, A DISTANCE OF 228.23 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 00 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST, DISTANCE OF 219.62 FEET TO THE
SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF PICK(NEY STEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 24
SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT~ OF WAY, DISTANCE OF 40835 FEET TO THE WESTERLY
RIGHT OF WAY OF SUMATRA STREET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 08 SECONDS
WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY, A DISTANCE OF S36.24 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT
OF WAY NORTH 89 DEGREES S4 MINUTES O9 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 310.64 FEET TO
THE POINT OF CURVE OF A NON TANGENT CURVE TO THE RIGHT, HAVING A RADIAL DISTANCE
OF 673.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG THE ARC, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 26
DEGREES 018 MINUTES 27 SECONDS, A DISTANCE OF 307,05 FEET; THENCE SOITI 00 DEGREES 17
MINUTES 12 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 148.23 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVE TO THE LEFT
HAVING A RADIUS OF 149.44 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 90 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 17
SECONDS; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE ARC A DISTANCE OF 23523) FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 90 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 27.87 FEET; THENCE SOUTH
00 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 160.06 FEET; THENC NORTH 89
DEGREES 57 MINUTES 51 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 162.69 FEET TO THE EASTERLY RIGHT
OF WAY OF CSX RAILROAD; THENCE NORTH 39 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST
ALONG SAIDRIGHT F WA, ADSANCEOF 293ET TO TEPOINT OF CURE O O
TANGENT CURVE TO THE LEFT, HAVING A RADIAL DISTANCE OF 3,598.09FEETf THENCE
NORTHWESTERLY ALONG THE ARC, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 17 DEGREES 0)2 MINUTES
15 SECONDS, DISTANCE OF 1,069.93 FEET TO THEPOINT OF BEGINNING.
A/K/A VACANT 1 SW PINCKNEY STREET (1 W PINCKNEY STREET) ,MADISON, FL 32340
Any person claiming aninterest in the surplus frm the sale, if any, otherthan the propety owneras of the date of the
Lis Pendens mustfle claim within 60days after the sale.


Dae nMdio onyFoiatis ayo MdsmOUT, 2012.




i' 7/11,7/18


NOTICE: The District School Board of Madison County, Florida, will hold
a public hearing on Tuesday August 7, 2012, at 6:00 p~m. The meeting will be
held in the School Board Meeting Room of the Superintendent's Office 210 N.E.
D~uval Avenue, Madison, FL.

Approval of Revision to:
2012-2013 Code of Student Conduct

The proposed document may be viewed at the School Board Office, 210 NE
Duval Ave, Madison, Florida.
Statutory Authority: 120.,54, 1001.43 F.S.
IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE
BOARD, WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THIS
MEETING OR HEARING, HE/SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PRO-
CEED)INGS, AND) FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE/SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE
THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH
RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH
THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.

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SECTION0000 INVITATION TO BID
MADISON COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
PUBLIC LIBRARY RlE-ROOF
CEM(N, RTGFIO ASSOCIATES, 1NC.

PHONE (850) 385-6153

Yu arne invie to bid on aeGeneral Contract, i hiuding reroofn of thenMadison Ccamty Counhouse Annex

Madison County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed bids until _2_ pm on July 16, 2012 @ BOCC
Once First Floor Conference Room, 229 SW Pinckney Street, Madison, FI 32340. Bids received after that time
will notbe accepted. Bids will be opened publicly and read aloud on July 16, 2012 @ 2.01pm in BOCC Conference
Room ofAnnex.
Copies of the Bidding Documents may be examined at the Architect's office,
Clemons, Rutherford& dsocates
Talishessee, Florida
(850) 385-6153
Ridding Documents will be available after noon on July 9,2012.
General Contractors and Subcontractors may obtain copies of the Bidding Documents at the Architects oilice in
accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.
A Pre-Bid Confereneo will not be held for Contractors. However, bidders are suggested to visit site. All questions
at the Pre-Bid Conference by General Contractors and Subcontractors shall be presented on the "Request Ibr
Clarification Form '. See Section 000100 Instrucions to Bidders.
Bid Security in the amount of five percent (5%) of the Bid must accompany each Bid in accordance with the
Instructions to Bidders.
A letter from a bonding company must accompany each bid, stating that the bidder is capable of obtaining all bonds
required by the Construction Documents.
The Madison County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to waive irregularities and to reject any and
all Bids.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MADISON COUNTY,
FLORIDA

IN RE: ESTATE OF File No. 2012-69-CP
ANNIE RUTH FIFFIA WEATHERSPOON
Division Probate
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of ANNIE RUTH FIFFIA WEATHERSPOON, deceased,

whose date of death was February 16, 2011, file number 2012-69-CP, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Madison County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 125 SW Range Avenue,

Madison, Florida 32340. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal

representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent 5

estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF

THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.

All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against
decedent s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION

733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED,
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED

TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED
The date of first publication of this notice is July II, 2012.


Attorney for Personal Representative:

GEORGEH.GWYNN
Florida Bar No. 0357537
WILLIAMS, GAUTIER, GWYNN,
DELOAC HBi SORENSON, P.A.

Tallahassee, FL 32315-4128
Telephone: (85(1) 386-3300


Personal Representative:

LORETTA WEATHERSPOON
363 SW Parramore Avenue, #7
Madison. Florida 32340


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A lesson that has carried through the min-
istry of Herbert Thomas is that God is always in
control. One day while reading the 24th Psalm,
Thomas not only realized the significance of the
passage, but he began to feel God calling him into
the ministry.
"It was the third Sunday in February of 1985,
and I was sitting in my chair reading the 24th
Psalm," he said. "I was preparing to speak to a
youth group in Gadsden County, but God was
speaking to me. I knew what He was calling me to
do and I surrendered to the call immediately."
"That passage lets me know that God is
always in charge because it says the earth belongs
to Him. And if something belongs to you, then
you're in charge and you have power over it,"
Thomas said. Through the many things that
Thomas has faced in his life, he has learned from
first hand experience that God is in charge of
every situation.


Thomas was born on October 20, 1952 in Ocala
to George Thomas and Deansie Thomas
Campbell. His mother passed away when he was
in the third grade. He lived in Dunellon until his
10th grade year when his father passed away. He
then moved to Palmetto for a short period of time
to live with his oldest brother before moving to
Monticello in 1967 to live with his uncle, Albert
Thomas, Sr. Thomas began attending school at
Howard Academy High School in Monticello and
graduated in 1970.
After high school, Thomas went to work in the
fields for a short time before becoming employed
by Proctor and Gamble in Tallahassee. His next
job was at Courtesy Cars in Tallahassee before
landing a job at Unisource as a professional truck
driver. While working for Unisource, he also
worked part-time as security for the Kennel Club.
Thomas remained with Unisource for 35 years
and retired on May 9, 2008.
"I'm not the type of person who likes to sit
still," he laughed, ...Story cont. on Page 6B...


Herbert Thomas


Section B


Herbert Thomas:


Not Slowing Down




2B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, July 11, 2012



"The Purpose &e Power



Of T~he Chur ch"


Path of Faith


He will not and cannot change a single thing in His Word. However, (He)
does want even more for us than what we can even think or imagine.
I believe so very strongly that The Body of Christ must forget gender,
race, denomination, or any other category that separates and create divi-
sion. We need to harness ALL THE POWER that is available to us and go
forth to defeat the enemy in all areas. The Word says that "we are overcom-
ers" .... we should not be operating from a position of defeat. That's not
God's plan for His church. We need to position ourselves (as His Body) in fer-
vent and effectual prayer .... seek Godly clarity and direction in ALL
THINGS ..... hear what He says and obey. There is much power in the Body
of Christ; we must simply align ourselves with His Word and the Word says
that we will then see His power in the earth. He left the map (the Bible), and
when we follow it, we will see the manifestation of Godly results. He's still
waiting for us to do it His way!! Any entity (family, church, school, organi-
zation, agency, etc) that is divided, WILL FALL. Unity, based on the Word
of God, creates power. "A house divided will fall."
God ordained the Body of Believers (the church) to be that force and
change agent in the earth that He was when He walked the earth. He said
we would do "greater things than He". If He said that we would do greater
things, we will, because He cannot lie; however, the (greater things) are wait-
ing for us. I believe that this is the season for the "greater things" to be man-
ifested. Let us as believers "touch and agree" today that this is the time for
unity in the Body of Christ ....ALL BELIEVERS become ONE. Let us today
begin to watch, see and appreciate all that God is doing; and look every sin-
gle day for the manifestation of great things in THE BODY OF CHRIST.


"Take care and be on guard for yourselves and the whole flock over which
the Holy Spirit has appointed you bishops and guardians, to shepherd (tend
and feed and guide) the church of the Lord ... Acts 20:28

God placed the church in the earth to make a difference, to bring souls
into the kingdom of God, to be hope-carriers and to be a light to non-believ-
ers that would lead them into the kingdom. So, why do we have so many
believers who have no hope, no power, no dominion, no authority and are not
aware that they are in Christ and that Christ is in them. As believers, do we
really KNOW the promises that are ours through Christ Jesus? Why do we
have believers who feel overwhelmed and helpless by the numerous chal-
lenges that are happening in homes, schools, communities, the nation, and
even in some churches? Why have their dreams died and their passion
diminished. We, the church of The Living God need to revisit: why (we) the
church was placed in the earth; what should be the role and mission of the
church; and how can (we) the church have power in the earth?
As the Body of Christ, it is imperative that we operate in all things with
Godly wisdom. The Bible tells us that "every man is right in his own eyes".
Therefore, this Word tells us clearly that God's desire is not that we operate
in "our wisdom", but rather in Godly wisdom. Whether it is as an individ-
ual believer or as a collective body of believers, it is God's divine plan that
we operate in divine and Godly wisdom. He says clearly "My thoughts are
not your thoughts and My ways are not your ways". We must do ALL


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make disciples of all
nations, baptizing them
in the name of the
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and of the Holy Spirit,
20 teaching them to
observe everything I
have commanded you.
And remember I am
with you always, to the
end of the age. "
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know our Bibles realize
this is the Great
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believe this is not
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to do". Basically the
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we don't go they won't
come.
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witness. By becoming
like Jesus we will
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the Gospel to be shared.
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happen if we fail to GO.
Often time, people fail
to GO, because they say
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say or maybe we just
don't want those people
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think that we compli-
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Path of Faith


Daryl showed up
at my friend's home
carrying about thirty
extra pounds and the
weight of the world on
his shoulders. Daryl
was there to fix the
malfunctioning cable.
As he huff-and-puffed
his way through the
crooks and crannies of
attics and crawl
spaces, the mid-life
tire roll he was wear-
ing was obvious. The
other weight the real
weight took a bit
longer to recognize.
When Daryl fin-
ished his work he said
to my friend, "I
noticed the Christian
books in your office.
Are you a minister?"
And barely waiting for
the answer, Daryl
began unloading his
weight pound by
pound. My friend lis-
tened as Daryl spoke
of his father's death,
his financial strug-
gles, and the eviction
notice nailed to his
apartment door,
Daryl finally
unloaded his real bag-
gage with the admis-
sion that he too was a
pastor; at least that
was what he used to
be. An extramarital
affair had ended that
career posthaste, and
he had been recently
expelled from the
church and lost his
marriage. When Daryl
finished, he gathered
his burdens and
moved on to the next
service call.
My friend shared
that story with me a


few days ago, and
when our conversa-
tion ended I flipped on
my own cable box,
Daryl's heaviness still
hanging in the air.
Greeting me on my
flickering screen was
Senator John
Edwards, explaining
his most recent legali-
ties and apologizing
profusely for a laun-
dry list of well-publi-
cized immoralities.
Daryl the Cable
Guy and John the
Senator have a lot in
common, and it was
more than a bit ironic
that I heard their sto-
ries within seconds of
each other. Both fouled
up in a very public way.
Both violated the trust
that good people had
placed in them. Both
weaved their webs of
deceit, harming those
closest to them. And
both stand in need of
redemption,
That's a remark-
able word, redemp-
tion. The Christian
books on my own
shelves tell me that
redemption means "to
buy." The word carries
the idea of freeing a
person who has been
enslaved; cutting the
chains that bind; lift-
ing away the weights
that one carries. Thus,
anything or anyone -
worthy of redemption
is exactly that: Worthy
and worth the price.
All human beings,
even those with
abysmal moral
records of failure,
have worth. To God.


ting Daryl the Cable
Guy back in a pulpit.
The intoxicating
authority found in
such a position may be
no good for him. John
the Senator will likely
never hold public
office again and
that's probably a good
thing for him such
offices are often more
poisonous than prof-
itable anyway. But this
does not change the
fact that all of us sin-
ners need safe, acces-
sible communities of
faith that will chal-
lenge our selfishness,
point us to a hope-
filled contrition, teach
us what it means to
love others and be


loved by God and yes,
redeem us.
It is impossible to
know the hearts of
Daryl, John, or a hun-
dred-thousand souls
just like them, but
Jesus thought that
those considered the
worst transgressors
were worth having an
open heart toward.
Maybe his church will
think so as well.
Ronnie 1McBrayer
is a syndicated colulm-
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author of multiple
books. You can read
more and receive reg-
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To the greater commu-
nity. To those they will
come to love and love
them. They can (and
should) be redeemed
because they have
intrinsic value.
The objections at
this point are obvious.
Philandering preach-
ers? Vile and despica-
ble acts by national
p oli t ic ia ns ?
Redemption? You can't
be serious! Well, people
exactly like this seem
to have been Jesus' best
pals. Let it never be for-
gotten that the accusa-
tion the religious com-
munity always hurled
against Jesus was that
he "was a friend to sin-
ners."
Prostitutes, tax
collectors (easily sub-
stituted today with
words like mafia or
extortionists), Zealots
(political radicals),
lepers (the untouch-
ables), oddballs, weir-
does, outsiders, and
all manner of "notori-
ous sinners" found a
home in the presence
of Christ. Can this
same sordid bunch
find a home in the con-


gregations that carry
Christ's name? After
all, if these can't come
to Jesus' house of love
and grace, where else
are they going to go?
I concede that
redemption doesn't
necessarily mean put-


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Madison County Carrier Wednesday, July 11, 2012 5B


Volunteer



Chaplain Needed

At MICI


By Bryant Thigpen
Greene Publishing, Inc.
At a community partnership
meeting held at the Madison
Correctional Institution, a list of
volunteers was established for areas
that needed assistance at the correc-
tional institution. One area in par-
ticular where volunteers are needed
is a chaplain to serve when the cur-
rent chaplain is unable to attend.
Also, the correctional institution is
looking for someone who can con-
duct Spanish and Native-American
Christian services.
Volunteers are also needed to
conduct services for the following
religions: Asatru/Odinist, Jewish,


Muslim and Hebrew Israelite.
Volunteer counselors are also
needed in the fields of: mental health
counseling, AA/NA classes, person-
al development (motivational speak-
ers), peer pressure, financial respon-
sibility, interpersonal relationships,
anger management, marriage rela-
tionships, parenting classes, tutor-
ing for GED classes, veteran affairs
and behavioral issues.
Anyone who is interested in
reaching out to those who need
these services are welcomed to call
Deloris Jones at (850) 973-2823,
Sheriff Ben Stewart at (850) 973-
4151, or Leigh Barfield at (850) 973-
6133.


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6B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, July 1 1, 2012


Herbert Thomas


continued from Page IB


Path of Faith


"I want to work." Even though Thomas may
have retired from his career, he is still very
active in the community and serves as pastor
to two local churches.
There was a time that Thomas was not liv-
ing for the Lord. "You know, my children had
received Christ as their personal savior, and I
decided that if I was going to be that leader and
role model for my children, I needed Him in my
life, too." In August of 1983, Thomas had just
gotten off work and wondered into a revival
service that was being conducted by his
younger brother, Reverend Doctor George
Thomas, Jr. That night, Thomas confessed
Christ to be his Lord at Elizabeth Dills
Missionary Baptist Church in Monticello.
Thomas surrendered to the call to preach in
February of 1985, and preached his initial sermon
about three months later. He was licensed to
preach at Elizabeth Dills MB Church by Rev. Dr.
Rudolph Nealy. He evangelized for about two
years before he was ordained by Tommy Goins,
also at Elizabeth. He served Elizabeth Dills for


many years and also evangelized before accepting
the position as pastor at Welanee MB Church in
Lamont in August of 1995. Thomas has served as
pastor of Welanee for 17 years.
Welanee holds their services on the first
and third Sundays of each month. Thomas also
serves as pastor at Mt. Nebo Missionary
Baptist Church in Greenville, where he began
on the fourth Sunday in July. At Mt. Nebo,
Thomas preaches on the second and fourth
Sunday of each month.
Through the years, Thomas served the First
Bethlehem Baptist Association for four years as
Vice Moderator; president of the Jefferson
County Union Number 2 (6 years); President of
Jefferson County Union Number One (7 years);
Vice President of Union Number One (1 year);
Bible Expository for Union Number One (1 year);
Assistant Bible Expository Union Number One (1
year); and Executive Board Chairman Union
Number One (2 years).
Thomas has been a mason for many years
and has served different roles within the


organization including: wishful master of
Solomon Lodge Number Six for a total of 10
years; past master of Solomon Lodge Number
Six (6 years); Royal Arch Mason, King (2 years);
Emmitt Commander of White and Benjamin
Number 51 (Knights Templer presently serv-
ing); Instructor (currently serving); Senior
Past Member (currently serving); member of
Royal Selects Master Council; Worthy Patron of
Order of the Eastern Star- C.H. Henry Number
24; and Royal Advisor of Crusaders-Virginia
Westlane Guile.
Although Thomas has served his churches
and community for many years, he has no
plans on slowing down now. His heart is for the
people in Madison and Jefferson County, and
plans to do everything he can to reach them
and lead them to the Lord. "I want to see people
sharing, caring and loving each other regard-
less of race or gender. My goal in life is to help
people love each other in this life, and to lead
them to Christ. I'll keep on working until Jesus
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By Bryant Thigpen
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Even though Mayberry was a
fictional town, there are still some
small towns around the country
that takes one back to those days.
The days where one could sit in
front of a store and enjoy a coke on
a sunny day. When one passed by a
neighbor they were always greeted
with a smile and a word of encour-
agement. In the city of Lee, Allen
McCormick is that guy who wears
a smile and meets no strangers. On
Saturday, August 4, Lee Worship
Center will be honoring him in
recognition of his 70th birthday in
a fashion where he wouldn't have
it any other way: music.
The concert will begin at 6
p.m., with a potluck supper. Then
at 7 p.m., the guests will make
their way into the sanctuary for a
night fun and music. The stage will
be open to anyone who can play an
instrument or would like to sing.
Or, if one would just like to listen,


plenty of seating will be available.
McCormick was blessed with a
God-given talent to play nearly any
instrument he puts his hands on.
In a McCormick Family concert
experience, one will see him play
stringed instruments such as a
steel guitar, electric guitar, man-
dolin, dobro and banjo.
For many years, McCormick
played in nightclubs and bar
rooms with a band that experi-
enced great success. But in 1982, he
gave his life to God, and began
using the talents he has for God. At
each concert, McCormick shares
his testimony of how God changed
his life and how one of their most
requested songs, "I Saw The
Light," is a true testimony of his
life.
The church is located on
Magnolia Drive in Lee, behind the
old Lee High School building.
Everyone who wishes to attend is
encouraged to call to RSVP at (850)
971-4135.


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By Bryant Thigpen
Greene Publishing, Inc.
One of gospel
music's hottest events is
set to take place
Saturday, July 14, at the
Bell High School
Auditorium in Bell.
Ever year, gospel music
lovers from Madison
load up in their vehicles
and drive to Bell for an
evening that consists of
four hours of non-stop
gospel music.
Beginning at 6 p.m.,
the first Christian band
takes the stage and the
last band will walk off
at 10 p.m. Groups that
are scheduled to appear
at this year's event
includes: Delivered,
Stephen Jones Band,
Hope Street, Glen
Thigpen, The
Reflectsons, New Day


Music Ministries,
Shirley Bradner, and
many, many more.
Each band sched-
uled to appear during
the event are featured in
the Gospel Post, a
Christian publication
that features over a
dozen of Florida's finest
talent. In each edition
published, one wil find
various articles submit-
ted by the groups and
contributing writers,
one writer being
Thomas Thigpen, who
serves as pastor of a
church in Madison.
Beginning in the spring,
the newspaper places a
ballot in each edition for
subscribers to vote for
their favorite artists in
many different cate-
gories. The winners of
the fan awards wil be


favorites at the Gospel
Post Convention in past
years. These award win-
ners include Allen and
Brenda McCormick,
Ridge McCormick,
Bryant Thigpen,
Tommy Thigpen, and
Tommy Lee Thigpen
(former resident of
Madison).
For nearly two
decades, the Gospel Post
has been serving gospel
music lovers of Florida
and surrounding states.
In its second decade of
ministry, the Gospel Post
was established by
Emerald Greene, pub-
lisher of the Madison
and Jefferson County
newspapers, and Dale
Thigpen, former
employee of Greene
Publishing and manag-
er of the Reflectsons.


Dale and his wife,
Bonita, later reopened
the newspaper that was
recently purchased
from them by their son,
Glen. Currently, Glen
(former resident of
Madison) and his wife,
Mandie, serve as pub-
lishers of the publica-
tion.
The concert will be
held inside the auditori-


um on the campus of
the Bell High School.
concessions will be
available during the
event as well as a shop-
ping area where fans
can purchase music
from the bands that will
be playing during the
evening.
For more informa-
tion, please call (352)
463-0312.


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announced at the event
and each recipient will
be presented the award
during the fan awards
showcase.
Many vocalists and
musicians in Madison
County have been nomi-
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est son, Brian, traveled as the group's drummer.
Leslie joined as the group's drummer when Brian
left the group. More personnel changes were on the
way when Dale's oldest son left the group to enter
into pastoral ministry At one time, Leslie moved
from the drums to singing the alto part, Tommy Lee
moved from the bass guitar to drums, and Bryant,
Tommy's youngest son, joined the group playing
bass guitar. This group toured the country together
for over five years.
Today, the group is made up of Dale Thigpen
(lead), Pam Renew (alto), and George Pushkar (bari-
tone), with Pam's husband, Bruce, handling the
sound and bus driving duties.
The Reflectsons recently released a new proj-
ect titled, "Good News," which features many
requested songs that were penned by group mem-
bers including, "He Came To Die By Choice,"
"Prayer Changes Things," and "There's Gonna Be
A Change." The project also features new materi-
al such as, "Good News" and "Will I See You?"
This CD will be a favorite for all gospel music
lovers.
For more information, please visit
uwww.reflectsons.com.
Bible Deliverance Church is located at 720 SW
Range Ave., in Madison.


By Bryant Thigpen
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Bible Deliverance Church will be celebrating
its 32nd year of ministry on Sunday, August 5,
beginning at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. The
Reflectsons will be in concert during the morning
worship service with group manager and evan-
gelist, Dale Thigpen, bringing the morning mes-
sage. The Reflectsons will also perform an after-
noon concert immediately following lunch.
Bible Deliverance Church was formed in 1980
under the leadership of Thomas Thigpen. The
church began in an old church building that sits off
to the right on highway 90 heading to Greenvile.
After several years in the country, the church moved
to a building by the cotton gin on the south side of
the railroad tracks. After a couple of years at that
location, he then felt like it was time to begin a build-
ing fund to build new worship facilities. In 1989, the
church held its first service on homecoming morn-
ing in the facilities that currently serves as home to
the church.
Every church has its vine of traditions, and
one that has remained at the church down
through the years is the music and message by the
Reflectsons. Before Dale formed the Reflectsons
about 20 years ago, he traveled with a group called


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the Reps who performed annually at the home-
coming services. When the Reps disbanded, Dale
continued the trip to Madison every year for the
service bringing his family, who later became
known as the Reflectsons. Dale was joined by his
sons Dale and Glen to form a trio.
Dale's brother and Madison resident Tommy
joined the Reflectsons in May of 1994 as the bass
vocalist. Later, Tommy's son, Tommy Lee, joined as
the bass guitarist. For about two years, Tommy's old-


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July 8 13 ~ 5:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m
MADISON FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
VBS 2012 ~ "AMAZING WONDERS AVIATION"
Encountering God's Awesome Power
.Vacation Bible School is for pre-school (ages 3-4) through adult class.
Pl ase note the nursery is provided for the children of our VBS Workers

Dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m.. The worship rally starts at 6:00 p.m. in
the auditorium. Children should be picked up in the fellowship hall at 8:30
p.m. after the closing session. FAMILY NIGHT will be on Friday, July 13,
beginning with dinner at 5:00 p.m.. We hope everyone will participate in
Vacation Bible School at Madison First Baptist. For registration please
call 973-2547, come by the church office to register, or email


July 8-12
"There's No Friend Like Jesus- Get Connected"
Lee First United Methodist Church
Monday through Thursday, July 8-12
Sunday- 5:30-8 p.m. (includes registration time)
Monday-Thursday- 6-8 p.m.
Children will get connected with God in their faith through dramas,
crafts, games, music and hours of fun! Dinner will be served nightly.
For more information, please call (850) 971-5585.

July 15-20
"Babylon: Daniel's Courage"
Cherry Lake First United Methodist Church
Sunday through Friday, July 15-20 from 5:30-8:15 nightly
Children will take a journey to Babylon where Daniel was thrown into
captivity. In a fun and exciting way, those on the journey will learn of
Daniel's courage and how it can strengthen their faith in God. Dinner
served nightly at 6 p.m.
The church is located at 260 NE Settlement Road in Madison.

July 22-27
"Amazing God! Amazing Power!"
Pine Grove Baptist Church
Monday through Friday, July 22-27 from 5:45 pm. until 8:30 p.m.
Each night will begin with supper at 5:45 p.m. Each child will enjoy
music,rarts ad crafts bible lessons an~d5s much more.


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